Psm v10 d660 william crookes
Psm v10 d660 william crookes
Sir William Crookes OM PRS
(1832-1919)

Died aged c. 87

Sir William Crookes OM PRS (17 June 1832 – 4 April 1919) was an English chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry, London, and worked on spectroscopy. He was a pioneer of vacuum tubes, inventing the Crookes tube which was made in 1875. Crookes was the inventor of the Crookes radiometer, which today is made and sold as a novelty item. - DbPedia

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